After a warm and unbelievably sunny weekend, it’s safe to say that autumn has arrived in Paris now. Yay for colourful parks, hot chocolate and beautiful fall jackets – nay for non-stop rain, less sun and colder weather.
I remember this morning like it was yesterday. Around 7 am on Valentine’s Day in February, Nicole and I headed out to Central Park to catch the park empty and all covered in snow. I previously showed you a little sneak peek from this shoot but now I can finally show you a couple of more photos.
I was so thrilled when I heard that Nicole had won the award for “Best Photography Blog” during New York Fashion Week earlier in September at the Bloglovin’ Awards. It was so sad that I couldn’t be there to celebrate together with them but work kept me here in Paris. I’m so happy that all of her hard work (I honestly don’t know anyone who works as hard as she does) and creativity shines through in everything that she does and that people appreciate all the hard work we put into the photographs. It’s been an absolute pleasure and honour to work alongside Nicole and Luke. Sometimes I can’t even believe how lucky I am for being able to do what I love doing with such wonderful people, friends and professionals.
For more photos and outfit details you can visit Nicole’s blog.
I could not stop photographing the sea while in Nice. Those blue, turquoise and green colours are apparently addictive and resulted in over 640 photos of nothing but water (from one single afternoon). I think I’ve been missing being close to the sea since Paris is so far away from the coast… Hopefully it won’t be too long until I get to see it again!
My weekend reading arrived in the mail the other day thanks to Louis Vuitton but here’s a few other suggestions as well:
• Jamie Beck captures Paris in black and white better than I’ve ever seen before. That’s it, I think I want to learn how to shoot with film!
• Ever wanted to get a peek inside the life (and mind) of Anna Wintour? This wonderful little video series called “73 questions”, created by Vogue, is just brilliant. Don’t miss the one with Sarah Jessica Park either! I only wish they did them more often.
• Elderflower granita. I mean, yum! Thanks for sharing such a great (and deliciously looking) recipe Peony!
• I adore Lena Dunham and these short little videos just made me smile while eating my yoghurt for breakfast the other day. I can’t wait for GIRLS to come back and to read her new book as well!
Making such lovely friends through the work I do is probably one of the things I enjoy the most. Jenny, who I previously shot in Paris before the summer, enjoyed a few days in Paris a couple of weeks ago before heading off to search for the perfect wedding venue together with her love Freddie (they’re getting married here in France next year and I’m pretty certain it will be one of the prettiest weddings you’ll ever see after hearing a few ideas over breakfast at Ladurée). Wandering around the Marais looking for flowers and macarons from Carette together with someone who shares my love for everything cute (I mean, the pink bike must have been there for us) is my idea of a perfect day.
Even though I was in Nice over the weekend for work, I did manage to take a few photos and stroll the streets on this beautiful city for myself as well. Last time I visited Nice and the French Riviera was together with a former boyfriend and a couple of friends over four year ago now but not too much has changed in this little city by the sea. Nice is still colourful and undeniably charming, and so were the people. Perhaps it because I’ve been living in Paris for a while now but after a couple of hours I realised that the kindness of strangers actually shocked me a little bit. Being treated to five glasses of wine by people I’ve never met before, making friends with several taxi drivers and having cars stop to let me cross the street are things I’m not too familiar with after Parisian life. The happiness and relaxed vibe must have gotten to me because after an intense work period during fashion week, Nice (including sun, sea, room service and the fluffiest bathrobe you can ever imagine) was exactly what I needed.
My (work-)weekend in Nice went by way too quickly… But I did manage to snap quite a few photos with my phone while away, but how could you not? My phone is currently displaying the message reading “storage space full”, which mainly is the result of taking around 400 photos of the sea – I’m obsessed with those green and blue colours! Follow along on Instagram for more photos and updates.
… Fast forward to a couple of days after fashion week and I’m finding myself in Nice, just wrapping up a shoot I flew in to do on Friday (therefore the absence of updates around here). After a short but super intense period on the French Riviera it’s time to fly back to Paris today but if I could, I’d definitely stay behind a bit longer to enjoy the sun, beach and all the excited new places I’ve stumbled across. I can’t wait to tell you more about the job I’ve been photographing for and hopefully share more photos from this wonderful place.
I rarely shoot whole stories in black and white but when Nicole showed med these gorgeous Carolina Herrera pieces, in black and white of course, it was hard to imagine doing anything else. I adore, and can’t think of anything more satisfying then getting to be creative together with someone who has such a similar aesthetics and share my love for creating beautiful photos and short visual stories. This lovely one has taught me more about everything from how to handle day-to-day business meetings and the industry in general to seeing things in a new and different way, and I hope I’ll continue to learn from the inspiring people I’m lucky enough to have around me forever.
To see the whole story that we shot together you can visit Nicole’s blog.
Walking into the beautiful Dior venue was almost overwhelming because of how pretty and grand it was. I’ve barely been home during the last couple of weeks and my apartment is currently looking as though something has exploded all over my floor (fortunately it’s a pretty explosion). The beautiful finale at Haider Ackermann was filled with gorgeous blush tones, nudes and pinks and I almost had to pinch myself when I saw where I was seated for the Dior show. Jardin des Tuileries seemed so serene and magical during early morning hours, before the fashion week craziness started again. Dior was spectacular as always and having to get up early during every morning definitely seemed less challenging when I got to see the Louvre completely empty. The best packages comes in big red boxes and this beautiful gift from Carolina Herrera was no exception. I fell in love with these beautiful shoes by Alejandro Ingelmo and can’t seem to get those baby blue ones out of my mind… There was no time for long lunch breaks so cake at Angelina‘s had to do instead. Shooting backstage at Issey Miyake was so much fun and getting to see all the venues completely empty (like this one for Haider Ackermann) before showtime was just incredible. That was my Paris Fashion Week, in a couple of Instagram photos.